Friday, August 5, 2005 Bulldog Sports Links

Today's Bulldog sports links from around the 'net ...

Bulldog Football

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State head football coach Sylvester Croom thought his team was ready to open the 2005 season after watching Thursday's initial workout in shorts and head gear, just not the football season.
Mississippi State kicks off preseason football drills
The Starkville Daily News

STARKVILLE - It's not exactly normal in the Southeastern Conference for one coach to call a rival coach and ask him to take a prized recruit. Then again, the situation surrounding linebacker Jamar Chaney was anything but normal.
Chaney: 1 Dog to another
The Clarion Ledger

STARKVILLE - When Brian Anderson was asked his favorite part about preseason practice, he just closed his eyes and shook his head.
Players report to MSU with mixed emotions
The Daily Journal

STARKVILLE - Jamar Chaney's dream had always been to play for the Bulldogs.
Second chances
The Daily Journal

Bulldog Baseball

WASHINGTON - A congressional committee opened an investigation Wednesday into the steroid use of embattled baseball star Rafael Palmeiro, demanding that Major League Baseball turn over information about his drug tests.
Congress demands more information on Palmeiro
The Sun Herald

Anyway, Palmeiro's suspension takes us back to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. It is still the one Hall of Fame that matters in sports, and Palmeiro seemed to seal his induction a couple of weeks ago. He banged out his 3,000th hit. He also has 569 home runs. There are only three other players with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs - Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray. No matter how you perceive Palmeiro, the numbers place him in baseball's stratosphere.
Steroids make Hall voters' job harder
The Sun Herald

NEW YORK - Stanozolol, the muscle-building anabolic steroid that Rafael Palmeiro tested positive for, can help athletes avoid being sidelined by injury and make them perform better - but it's so easily detected that one expert said he's amazed any player subject to drug screening would dare use it.
Expert: Palmeiro steroid easy to detect
The Sun Herald

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